Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
They raced for a total of 5 minutes and were done and really haven't played with it since but now all the wood is out there waiting for their next project. It was fun cause for FHE we talked about this and how the joy was in the building and the working to accomplish something not in the final racing though that was fun too. But just like in life we need to take joy in the now and not just in the end result.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
After looking on line we found an experiment that involved making cookies. I figured you just couldn't go wrong with that type of experiment and Seth agreed, he was SO excited. The whole experiment was so see if letting cookies sit in the fridge for 48 hrs effected the taste or texture of the cookie. See if you were to look under a microscope the wet and dry ingredients are still separate particles for at least 24 hrs. But by letting your cookies sit in the fridge they combine and you can't see the space between particles if looking under a microscope.
So we made cookies and then made more two days later.
Seth then cut all the cookies so that there would be plenty to sample as we went around the neighborhood.
We then picked the two coldest days of the year (literally single digits) and went around letting people decide which cookie they liked best. I think we determined that the favorite was the ones that didn't sit in the fridge. So we did all of this back in January and then figured we had time to put together the poster and everything for the project.
Fast forward a month and a half at 6:00pm. "Mom we have to turn in Science Fair tomorrow." says Seth. "What?" I knew the date was approaching but didn't realize it was the next day. My printer has no color ink, I'm not going to Wal-Mart to print of pictures I have no card board box or anything to make the display and basically said, "Oh Crap, I don't have the stuff to do it." I asked Seth what his favorite part was and he told me making the cookies and going around to ask people which they like best. We then decided that that was the fun part the other was the busy work part and we weren't going to do it. I was so relieved when he was totally fine with that. Really he was, I didn't have to convince him or anything, though I did say I would put in on the blog and he was fine with it all. I even heard him say that it didn't matter if he had a display cause he at least got to do the experiment. Oh what a good kid. He really did do a great job and I am proud of him for wanting to do it. Heck I'll do experiments all the time as long as I don't have to do the displays! Gook Job Seth!!!
Friday, March 4, 2011
Right now I have to ask her if it is Halloween, or if she is 12. When she says no to both I tell her No as well.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
So pretty and colorful
Here they are all decorated with their M&M's. After they were all done I read the invite only to find out that there was a camping theme. Needless to say every cupcake except ours had a little fire made out of pretzels and Hersey bars. Ours were definitely unique and all eaten.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Damen's life has been extremely busy lately which means so has mine. He's just about to finish up basketball, but soccer starts in two weeks. He has been on a knowledge bowl team, which I am coaching with two other Moms, that ends in a few weeks but takes up two nights a week. And he has been preparing for piano festival, which is now DONE!
The other day he came up to me so frustruated. Between chores, knowledge bowl, festival, piano practice, basketball and scouts he litterally had no time to be a boy and go outside and play. He was feeling a little overwhelemed and I must say so was I. He asked if there wasn't something he could give up for a little bit, I think he was hoping it would be piano practicing, but instead we decided to give up his chores on Wed and Thurs if he would practice the piano instead in the morning and because those are the busiest days. He agreed and amazingly things feel a little lighter.
He has been practicing two songs for the past couple of months and had them down. We went down to Orem last Saturday and he performed his pieces in front of 3 judges, his family and Grandma James, as well as the other students and parents in the room. He did such a great job and came away with a Superior. He now has two of those (one from last year and now this year) one more and he gets a trophy! Damen has done so well with piano, it's naturally easy for him and he really does enjoy it. Good Job Bud we are proud of you!